Cloud v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clouded; p. pr. & vb. n. Clouding.]
1. To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded.
2. To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
One day too late, I fear me, noble lord,
Hath clouded all thy happy days on earth. --Shak.
Be not disheartened, then, nor cloud those looks. --Milton.
Nothing clouds men's minds and impairs their honesty like prejudice. --M. Arnold.
3. To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; -- esp. used of reputation or character.
I would not be a stander-by to hear
My sovereign mistress clouded so, without
My present vengeance taken. --Shak.
4. To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
And the nice conduct of a clouded cane. --Pope.
adj 1: made troubled or apprehensive or distressed in appearance;
"his face was clouded with unhappiness"
2: filled or abounding with clouds [syn: cloud-covered, overcast,
3: mentally disordered; "a mind clouded by sorrow"
4: unclear in form or expression; "the blurred aims of the
group"; "sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes
the meaning was clouded"- H.G.Wells [syn: blurred]